Shakopee East/West Jr Highs (Minnesota USA) TEAM PAGE


Shakopee, MN, USA

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Online Contest:
Zip A Zipper
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mr Oman
Team Members: 12
Invitations: 0



    What we're studying:
    Technology Education

    Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
    Work Smarter And Harder

    Why we think we should win:
    We learned from the judges last year that we need variety in our energy sources and variety in the types of actions. It took us only 19 attempts this year as opposed to 40+ in each of the past 2 years.

    Suggestion for next year's challenge:
    Ring a Bell


    The combined team of Shakopee East & West Jr High welcome you to our team page. Please enjoy our main video, the explanation and the close ups. We met every school week from November through March for 2.5 hours per week in order to create what you see here.

    Our Step List

    1. Turn on water faucet to fill bucket
    2. Bucket pulls on pulley to release lever arm
    3. Lever arm releases ball down ramp
    4. Ball hits sled and its down slope
    5. Sled activates dominoes
    6. Dominoes activate switch on a power strip
    7. Electricity turns on drill
    8. Drill reels in fishing line which is hooked to a pull to a flower
    9. Flower grows up and releases car
    10. Car rolls down ramp and hits can
    11. Can falls on lever arm
    12. Lever arm releases a chicken’s egg
    13. Egg rolls down ramp and activates tetherball
    14. Tetherball hits a softball
    15. Softball rolls down ramp and activates power strip switch
    16. Electricity powers a fan
    17. Fan blows boat through a gutter
    18. Boat knocks over a shovel
    19. Shovel releases car
    20. Car rolls down ramp into domino boards
    21. Board releases a golf ball
    22. Golf ball knocks board over
    23. Board releases a golf ball
    24. Golf ball knocks a weight off of a table
    25. Weight activates an axe
    26. Axe chops down a trip
    27. Tree pulls on a pulley which “Zips a Zipper”

    Our Close-ups: Photos

    Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

    Our Close-ups: Task Completion

    Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

    Our Machine Run Videos

    Machine Run #1
    Machine Run #2